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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:55 pm
 


This one starts with the phone call from "Microsoft Support" and offers you a $139 refund for using Windows 10.
Do what they say and they set Syskey, a pre-logon to windows password you don't know. They'll sell it to you, no idea what price!

Sets fastboot in Windows10, so you can't access your startup setting to boot from a rescue CD or USB stick....
gibbles up or deletes all your System Restore files

I know no one here's dumb enough to fall for it, but in my tiny town someone here does every goddam day. I posted this pic the other day and got an email from my own sister asking "Why???". People do not listen these days. I sat with her anc explained why at least twice, and the idiot who got syskey- I told him at least 5 times in the last 2 years to hang up the fucking phone on these scammers.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:04 pm
 


Yeah. Folks can shit on Google all they want but I've had none of these crises since I made the permanent switch from IE to Chrome. Happened at least three times with IE, one time which pretty much destroyed my old Windows ME computer, even with a back-up like Norton activated (allegedly). Also, the benefits of NOT answering the phone to unknown numbers couldn't be greater. If it's real they'll leave a message. If not then fuck them.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:02 pm
 


I always ask them to call back my husband wants to talk to them. The last time they hung up on me. 8O


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:13 pm
 


Not me, I just asked them what they were wearing and then started breathing heavily. Works everytime and bonus, I even got to do it to one of their male supervisors after the original woman hack freaked out. His conversation got quite heated especially when I started screaming into the phone "talk louder I think I'm coming". He also mentioned something about calling the police but, I told him I doubted they could get from Calcutta to my place before I hung up.

They don't phone me anymore and I can't understand why. [cry]


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:43 am
 


My favorite scammer was one who I let remote to one of my virtual machines (he never noticed that name was SANDBOX) and I, in turn, established a remote session to HIS computer.

Hilarity and hijinks quickly ensued. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:10 am
 


Anybody who calls me and speaks English is pretty much trying to sell me something or is a scammer. They give up fast when they figure out I don't understand the language. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:48 am
 


I only got called once.
Tony from Microsoft! My goodness hello, this is Gooberjeet from OSX how is the weather in Mumbai? It is hot here in SriLanka.
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